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Women members of the YSR Congress Party Thursday gifted rakhis to Andhra CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for introducing the 'Disha bill'

AP law inspired by Hyderabad rape seeks to jail people for harassing women on social media

The AP Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2019, brought after the Hyderabad rape, prescribes up to 4 years in jail for social media harassment of women.

Indian police academies need an upgrade, must go beyond old drill-based training

With home ministry ready to set up India’s first National Police University, it’s time to revisit how the officers are recruited, selected and trained.
From L-R: Senior lawyer Pravin Parekh, former CJI R.M. Lodha, Supreme Court judge D.Y. Chandrachud and senior advocate Soli Sorabjee at an event organised in Delhii on Human Rights Day, Tuesday | Manisha Mondal

Call for lynching of rapists shows mob mentality prevailing in society, says ex-CJI Lodha

Former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha says the true measure of a nation’s development is not economic growth but human dignity.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Dear CJI, Indians have lost faith in judiciary because we are ruled by power, not by law

The custodial killing of Hyderabad rape-murder accused and its celebration shows India is in a crisis. Such fast-track ‘justice’ directly challenges your authority.

Singham to Simmba: Do Indian movies glorify and normalise mob justice?

Social media users have equated Telangana Police’s action in the ‘Hyderabad encounter’ with those of heroes in Indian ‘formula’ films like Singham, Simmba, Dabangg, Aagadu and so on.
Four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were shot dead in a police encounter | PTI

‘We’re not monsters’ — IPS officers say celebration of ‘Hyderabad encounter’ in poor taste

IPS officers say certain situations warrant ‘extraordinary responses’ but any celebration of such acts bodes ill for the Indian judicial system.

How police ‘get away with murder’ and onions make it to the museum of ‘caustic art’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Hyderabad encounter press conference

How ‘Hyderabad encounter’ helped Cyberabad police go from flak to flowers in 7 days

It took one week's time, arrest of suspects in 2 days and, finally, the 'Hyderabad encounter' for Cyberabad police to lose its image of apathy.

On Camera

File photo | TB patients wait to receive treatments, offered free by Delhi Tuberculosis Association, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi | PTI

India’s long TB battle has 3 key lessons for fighting the coronavirus

Tuberculosis keeps coming up in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic. India’s tuberculosis burden has taught us a thing or two about infection control.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

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File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Army doctor and JCO test positive for Covid-19, both had travelled to Delhi separately

The latest cases have come over 10 days after an Army jawan in Leh tested positive for Covid-19 to become the first its victim in the 13-lakh strong force.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.